Every year, over 300,000 people suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Europe. Only 8–10% survive.  Increasing survival in OHCA is actually not rocket science. Scientists and medical experts all agree that early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) save lives and if used within the first 3–5 minutes survival could double!
Critical communications are at the core of the functioning of emergency services. To ensure efficient systems that are always available when we need them, standardisation is essential. Let’s delve into the world of telecommunications and take a look at mission critical systems. We’ll discuss the roll-out of broadband networks in Europe and the US, and ask: what does the future hold?
Technology is changing the world at a breakneck speed. In this ‘global village’, where everything is intertwined and everyone can interact, challenges are increasing in different fields of society. The public safety sector is no exception. What trends and opportunities are beginning to emerge? What are the challenges and threats that arise?